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Akka - Simpler Scalability, Fault-Tolerance, Concurrency & Remoting through Actors

by Michael Hunger on  Mar 21, 2010 2

Today, the Akka team released version 0.7 of their actors framework for the Java Virtual Machine. Akka attempts to address future concurrency challenges with a solution relying on message based actors, software transactional memory and appropriate fault handling strategies. InfoQ talked to Jonas Bonér about the intent behind Akka, its current state and adoption, and future plans.

Presentation: Interactive Websites with Comet and DWR

by Abel Avram on  Apr 08, 2009 3

In this session filmed during QCon London 2008, Joe Walker presents Comet, a long polling AJAX method used for updating the browser’s page, and DWR, a Java library for writing web sites using AJAX.

The Atmosphere Comet Abstraction Framework Releases Alpha

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 18, 2009

Atmosphere which started off as an evolution of Grizzly, is a POJO based framework that aims to bring Comet to the masses. This Comet Abstraction Framework released its first alpha version and InfoQ had a Q&A with its creator Jean-Francois Arcand about it.

Q&A with Dylan Schiemann co-creator of Dojo on AJAX, Comet, Bayeux, RIAs and the Dojo Toolbox

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 23, 2008

The Dojo Toolkit is a modular open source JavaScript library, designed to ease the rapid development of JavaScript or Ajax-based applications and web sites. InfoQ had a Q&A with Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, about AJAX, Comet, Bayeux, RIAs and the newly released Dojo Toolbox.

Grizzly and the New Atmosphere Comet Framework: Q&A with Project Lead Jean-Francois Arcand

by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 20, 2008

The Grizzly framework is used in multiples products like GlassFish, Sailfin, RESTlet, OpenESB and many more, where it enables developers to write scalable server applications, by leveraging the Java New I/O API (NIO). Atmosphere, an evolution of Grizzly, is a POJO based framework that aims to bring Comet to the masses. Jean-Francois talks to InfoQ about this new development.

Comet: Sub-Second Latency with 10K+ Concurrent Users

by Alexander Olaru on  Jan 29, 2008 2

Comet - technology that allows a sever to send over HTTP a message to the client when an event occurs, without the client having to explicitly request it - has been considered by some to scale poorly in the past. Recent tests using Cometd and Jetty as well as Lightstreamer production implementations prove the opposite.

Is XMPP the Future of Cloud Services?

by Gavin Terrill on  Jan 28, 2008 1

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) has proven itself as a winner for instant messaging, but could it also be the protocol of choice for service integration in the future?

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